This week, I want to show off 3 Matcha recipes that I would like to try out in the near future. If you try these Matcha desserts, comment on them here so we can get your reviews!
Adzuki Bean Paste Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Frosting
Don’t these look delicious? I can’t wait to try making the Matcha frosting. You can read more about how to make them at the FANTASTIC Cup Cake Blog!
Chocolate and Matcha Tea Cakes
Using small silver cupcake molds, this recipe looks delightful, and I agree with the baker that these would be great packed away for a trip, maybe hiking or driving in the car. Click here for the recipe.
Matcha Green Tea Angel Food Cake
While it may look like a themed cake for St. Patrick’s Day, this angel food cake is probably delicious any time of year – but on March 17th, why not make St. Patrick’s Day more healthy! Click here for the recipe.
If you are looking for good prices on Matcha Green Tea to use in these recipes, I have been buying my Matcha from Amazon. Click here to buy some Matcha powder, or you can buy some from your local heath store.
Also, write me a comment if you have more good recipes!
I have been looking for a great recipe for a Matcha green tea smoothie, and I think I found it! This delicious smoothie is really great if you can find the vanilla syrup, but it also goes well with any of those syrups that they sell for flavoring coffees (such as the ones you see at Starbucks).
A Matcha smoothie gives you a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and L-theanine and is very tasty too! I like to try and drink Matcha every day, so it’s nice to mix it up with different recipes, and it’s fun to share with friends!
1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
2 ounces hot water (but not boiling)
3 teaspoons sugar (or artificial sweetener)
4 ounces milk
8 ice cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla syrup (optional)
Mix 1/2 tsp green tea powder in 2 ounces of hot water in a bowl. Stir with a whisk until completely dissolved.
Stir in 3 teaspoons of sugar or sugar substitute (can adjust to taste).
Add in 4 ounces of milk and stir.
(Optional) Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla syrup, such as Torani or DaVinci brands.
Add ice cubes and blend in a blender until smooth.
Note: You could also drink this as a Matcha Green Tea Iced Latte by just pouring the mixture over ice instead of blending. You can buy a really great kit that comes with a frothing glass, whisk, bodum press, and 100g of Matcha Green Tea by clicking here.
This weekend, I went looking for a Matcha cookie recipe to try out, and I found the award winning recipe below so I gave it a try. They were delicious, it’s no wonder she won an award for them! You can read more about the cookies (and the award) here, or read on for the recipe below.
Green Tea Sweets
Yield (2” leaf shape): Approx 25
3/4 cup (2.25 oz) Confectioners sugar
5 oz Unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 3/4 cup (8.5 oz) All-purpose flour
3 Large egg yolks
1.5 TBS Matcha (powdered green tea)
1 cup Granulated sugar (for coating)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and green tea together in a bowl.
Add the butter and green tea/sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and light in color.
Add the flour and mix until well combined.
Add the egg yolks and mix just until the eggs are fully incorporated and a mass forms.
Form the dough into a disk and chill in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes).
Roll the dough out to ½” thickness.
Cut the dough with a leaf cookie cutter.
Toss each cut cookie in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
Place the sugar-coated cookie on a parchment lined pan. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.
Baker’s Note: The higher quality matcha you use, the brighter green the cookies will be. Store the cookies in a tin or other container that blocks out sunlight to preserve the color. The green color will fade when exposed to sunlight.
We recommend cooking grade Matcha which we have ordered from Amazon, you can buy the Matcha now by clicking here.
Matcha (抹茶) is a fine, powdered green tea used particularly in the Japanese tea ceremony, as well as to dye and flavour foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). The most famous Matcha-producing regions are Uji in Kyoto (tea from this region is called “Ujicha”), Nishio in Aichi (tea from this region is called “Nishiocha”) both on the main island of Honshū; Shizuoka, and Northern Kyushu.